Fidelity-Backed Blockchain Accelerator Startup Studio Welcomes Over 50 Members
- Blockchain accelerators are growing in popularity around the world.
- Startup Studio, backed by Fidelity, has over 50 members, and recently onboarded 20 more players.
Startup Studio is a blockchain accelerator, which is primarily backed by Fidelity. The accelerator already has over 50 members, including major players like the Ethereum Foundation, Blockchain Capital, and Messari. Now, in a blog post, it appears that over 20 different organizations have joined. This announcement was released by IDEO CoLab Ventures, which supports the blockchain accelerator program.
In their announcement of the new members to the program, IDEO commented,
“Today, we’re excited to share the humans behind them – and many more – who deeply care abut the blockchain community and helping entrepreneurs and developers in it succeed.”
So far, some of the notable industry players that have been on boarded with Startup Studio include:
- Denelle Dixon, the CEO of Stellar Development Foundation
- Ryan Selkis, the co-founder and CEO of Messari
- Joey Krug, the co-chief investment officer at Pantera Capital
- Robbie Bent, of ecosystem support at Ethereum Foundation
The list includes many other players.
The Startup Studio started receiving support from several major global firms – Fidelity, Deloitte, and Amazon – on July 11th. The goal of this accelerator is ultimately to offer workshops for skill-building within blockchain startups. Some of these skills include law and engineering, product design, smart contract development, finance and hiring, and other areas of interest.
Internationally, through the last few months, blockchain accelerators have started to grow in popularity. Four months ago, a blockchain accelerator called Tribe – supported by the Singaporean government – managed to secure BMW and Intel as two major partners. Both of these companies will offer help to the startups that are chose to receive support.